Okay....I just figured out that I have about 1500 books on my TBR lists. And that's only counting the ones I've remembered to write down at some point and not the ones that I see mentioned somewhere, think "yeah, that sounds good!" and then forget to make a note of. And I'm supposed to pick only ten? Hmmm. This may be a toughie. But here we go:
1. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (translated by Dorothy L Sayers). I am both intimidated and excited by this one. I have wanted to read it for a long time, but it is so-o-o-o-o out of my period that it scares me a bit.
2. Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. Another that has been on the TBR list for a long time. I loved The Moonstone and look forward to this one.
3. Crime on Her Mind: Fifteen Stories of Female Sleuths from the Victorian Era to the Forties by Michele Slung (ed)
4. The Lady Vanishes by Ethel Lina White. I've seen the Hitchcock movie based on this novel and have always wanted to read the book.
5. C. S. Lewis's Space Trilogy: Out of the Silent Planet; Perelandra; and That Hideous Strength
6. Emma by Jane Austen
7. The Complete Poetry & Selected Prose of John Donne
8. Poems & Prose by Christina Rossetti
9. The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer & the 19th Century Literary Imagination by Sandra M Gilbert & Susan Gubar
10. On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts by Thomas de Quincey
These are all books that I have owned or wanted to read for quite some time and just don't seem to move off the TBR list into my reading pile. Most of them I won't get to any time soon (unfortunately) because I have reading challenge commitments to fulfill (Dante will be read, though!)